Table 4.2 Adult fruit and vegetable consumption, 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016
Portions per day Age Total

16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
None 27 12 18 12 11 7 8 14
Less than 1 portion 6 4 6 5 5 5 6 5
1 portion or more but less than 2 22 25 15 18 20 18 20 20
2 portions or more but less than 3 18 14 17 24 21 21 20 19
3 portions or more but less than 4 10 13 15 14 14 21 20 15
4 portions or more but less than 5 6 12 11 9 9 13 11 10
5 portions or more 11 21 19 18 21 14 15 17
Mean 2.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.8
Standard error of the mean 0.23 0.21 0.17 0.15 0.15 0.13 0.14 0.07
Median 1.7 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.3 2.3
Women
None 17 10 6 12 7 7 7 9
Less than 1 portion 12 5 5 6 7 6 8 7
1 portion or more but less than 2 17 19 18 18 16 16 14 17
2 portions or more but less than 3 13 15 17 17 15 23 29 18
3 portions or more but less than 4 9 15 17 13 19 21 18 16
4 portions or more but less than 5 9 13 15 9 14 12 12 12
5 portions or more 23 24 22 25 23 17 13 22
Mean 2.8 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.0 2.8 3.2
Standard error of the mean 0.31 0.17 0.16 0.16 0.13 0.10 0.12 0.07
Median 2.0 3.0 3.0 2.7 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.7
All adults
None 22 11 12 12 9 7 7 12
Less than 1 portion 9 4 5 5 6 6 8 6
1 portion or more but less than 2 19 22 17 18 18 17 17 18
2 portions or more but less than 3 15 14 17 20 18 22 25 18
3 portions or more but less than 4 9 14 16 13 16 21 19 15
4 portions or more but less than 5 7 12 13 9 12 12 11 11
5 portions or more 17 23 20 22 22 15 14 20
Mean 2.5 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.0 2.8 3.0
Standard error of the mean 0.21 0.15 0.12 0.13 0.11 0.09 0.10 0.06
Median 1.7 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7

Continued…
Table 4.2 - Continued
Aged 16 and over 2016
Portions per day Age Total

16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
Bases (weighted):
Men 286 338 320 380 326 255 167 2073
Women 283 353 338 407 344 281 236 2244
All adults 569 691 658 788 670 536 403 4316
Bases (unweighted):
Men 168 213 265 341 360 337 208 1892
Women 198 325 347 440 433 400 284 2427
All adults 366 538 612 781 793 737 492 4319

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